Opportunities for Community Engagement during COVID-19

Needs for service and donations are changing rapidly and we are doing our best to keep up with current information. If you have a need to share, please email us with a link and description at bowmanm@dickinson.edu. Last updated April 9, 2020.

Carlisle/Local Opportunities + Needs

Service Needs

  • Assist Project SHARE with packaging produce, building boxes, distribution, and/or more. Description and schedule are located at: http://projectsharepa.org/ (scroll toward the bottom for a description and schedule) Sign up at: https://www.timetosignup.com/projectsharepa/folder/8181
  • Make a meal for Community CARES - seeking meals for 40-60 residents. Sign up and see a donation wishlist here: http://www.morethanshelter.org
  • Donate blood - due to the coronavirus outbreak there is a critical need for blood. Find a donation location and sign up.
  • Virtual tutoring with area schools - Details coming soon
  • Currently 211 is training to have people help with PA211. Training, to handle these types of calls, will be completed on Zoom. Volunteers will need to have a computer, USB headset, and good internet. Please email Meta Bowman (bowmanm@dickinson.edu) to receive the link to the next Zoom training.

Giving Needs

Support Local Businesses

National & International Opportunities + Needs

Service Opportunities

  • Virtual volunteering database from:
  • Virtual service opportunities for skilled volunteers - including consulting phone calls and online projects - for organizations across the USA via Catchafire
  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteering - Help make the Smithsonian Institution's collections more accessible by volunteering online to transcribe historical documents or edit wikipedia articles related to their artifacts and research
  • Donate blood - due to the coronavirus outbreak there is a critical need for blood. Find a donation location and sign up.